OLTON comic Lee Dempsey has had a busy few months, planning a new show as part of the Birmingham Comedy Festival.
Ticklish Allsorts will be performed at the Crescent Theatre and apart from Lee it will feature a number of local comedy acts.
“We wanted to make it as varied as possible and not just a stand-up show,” he explained.
“So we’ve got songs, we’ve got sketches, we’ve got improvisation - hopefully there should be something there for everyone’s tastes.”
It’s been a few years since Lee started in comedy and he names Laurel and Hardy, Rowan Atkinson and Kenny Everett as some of the big names who have inspired him.
His latest sketch is a one-man effort about a nightmare coach journey and it draws very much on the comedian’s own experiences.
“I’ve been on plenty of coaches or in public places generally and it always amazes me the sorts of conversations people have on their mobile phones.
“They just seem completely oblivious to the fact that they are surrounded by people and are going into horrible detail about their home, health and sex life.”
Birmingham’s own Shazia Mirza will be headlining and there will also be performances from the likes of Craig Deeley and Vikki Stone.
Ticklish Allsorts will be on tomorrow night (October 10). You can pick up your tickets from the box office on 0121 643 5858 or visit www.crescent-theatre.co.uk.